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Vacation, Late October 2010

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All of the pictures above were taken within walking distance from the house that we stayed at near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Blissful Vacation!
Annette

Book Review: The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Link for the book @ publisher:
http://www.revellbooks.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=0477683E4046471488BD7BAC8DCFB004&nm=&type=PubCom&mod=PubComProductCatalog&mid=BF1316AF9E334B7BA1C33CB61CF48A4E&tier=3&id=45DEE8920DBF4577BEC54E38A5381EDB
Paperback $11.99 (special price) Retail is 14.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Waiting-Novel-Lancaster-County-Secrets/dp/080073386X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1287687038&sr=8-3
Paperback $10.19
Not on Kindle yet

Link for the book @ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/the-waiting-lancaster-county-secrets/suzanne-fisher/9780800733865/pd/733865?item_code=WW&netp_id=762257&event=ESRCN&view=details
Paperback $9.99

Link @ Amazon for the first book The Choice, Lancaster County Secrets:
http://www.amazon.com/Choice-Lancaster-County-Secrets-Book/dp/B003UHU6JU/ref=pd_sim_b_6
Right now the Kindle edition is FREE!

The third book in this series---Lancaster County Secrets---will be available Dece…

Vacation!

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My husband Jeff, son Paul and I are leaving early Saturday on vacation to Colorado. I'll be gone for several days. My sister will be at our home with my dad, little dogie, and fluffly cat. I'll not have Internet, so I'll not be posting. But, I have a post scheduled for October 26--it is a review for The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher, book is courtesy of LitFuse and Revell-Baker Publishing.

Link @ publisher:
http://www.revellbooks.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=0477683E4046471488BD7BAC8DCFB004&nm=&type=PubCom&mod=PubComProductCatalog&mid=BF1316AF9E334B7BA1C33CB61CF48A4E&tier=3&id=45DEE8920DBF4577BEC54E38A5381EDB


Sometime during the first week of November you'll hear from me again, maybe with some vacation photo's!

Blissful Reading!
Annette

Book Review: The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo with Bob DeMoss

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Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Devil-Pew-Number-Seven/dp/1414326599/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287678899&sr=8-1-catcorr
Paperback $10.19
Kindle $9.68

Link for the book @ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/the-devil-in-pew-number-seven/rebecca-alonzo/9781414326597/pd/326597?item_code=WW&netp_id=754879&event=ESRCN&view=details#curr
Paperback $11.99

Link for the book @ Publisher:
http://www.tyndale.com/The-Devil-in-Pew-Number-Seven/9781414326597
Paperback $14.99

Published by Tyndale House 2010, 288 pages
Christian Non-Fiction/Memoir/Forgiveness/Hope/Suspense

This book was purchased by me for reading/reviewing.


"Forgiveness is the language of heaven."

Is there a limit to what you cannot forgive? Is forgiveness based on our own will power or emotion? How many times will you forgive someone that continues to inflict pain to you or your loved ones?
Will there ever be a feeling of peace after forgiving someone?

Rebecca Nichols Al…

Thankful Thursday!

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Holly @
http://brokenforgod.blogspot.com/2010/10/thankful-thursday-10-things-you-dont.html
did something a little different  instead of posting 5 things to be thankful for. I thought I'd give it a try as well!

10 Things You Don't Know About Me:

1. I can sing, read music, and play the piano.
2. I am the youngest of my siblings by 10 years.
3. I was in Yearbook Staff in high school for 2 years.
4. I love classic movies, especially: Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Redford, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Grace Kelly, Paul Newman, Maureen O'Hara, James Cagney, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, James Stewart, Clark Gable.
5. I read a lot of magazines.
6. I prefer the quiet.
7. I'm a bird watcher, love owls.
8. I like dark and rainy days.
9. Lily's are my favorite flower.
10. I don't understand jokes.

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Book Review: The Pursuit Of The Holy, A Divine Invitation by Simon Ponsonby

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Link for the book @ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/the-pursuit-the-holy-divine-invitation/simon-ponsonby/9780781403665/pd/403665
Paperback $11.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-Holy-Divine-Invitation/dp/0781403669/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1287512089&sr=8-2
Paperback $10.79
Kindle $9.99

Link for the book @ Publisher--David C. Cook:
http://www.davidccook.com/catalog/Detail.cfm?sn=106703&source=search
Paperback $14.99

Published by David C. Cook a B and B Media Group in 2010, 253 pages
Christian Non-Fiction/Pursuit of Holy/Christian Living

I could not find an official website for the author Simon Ponsonby. He is the Pastor of Theology at St. Aldates Church in Oxford, England. The link to this church and his sermons:
http://www.staldates.org.uk/BrowseBySpeaker.asp?intPreacher=153

This book was provided for free to me by David C. Cook a B and B Media Group for reading/reviewing. 


1 Peter 1:13-16 NIV
"Therefore, prepare your minds for act…

Book Review: She Walks In Beauty by Siri Mitchell

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Link for the book @ Publisher--Bethany House:
http://www.bethanyhouse.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=0477683E4046471488BD7BAC8DCFB004&nm=&type=PubCom&mod=PubComProductCatalog&mid=BF1316AF9E334B7BA1C33CB61CF48A4E&tier=3&id=059AF71781E14D289D82FE8B7165EB73
Paperback $14.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/She-Walks-Beauty-Siri-Mitchell/dp/0764204335/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1287504052&sr=8-1
Paperback $10.19
Kindle $9.68

Link for the book @ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/she-walks-in-beauty/siri-mitchell/9780764204333/pd/204333?item_code=WW&netp_id=639685&event=ESRCN&view=details
Paperback $9.99
eBook $9.69

Published by Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing, 2010, 400 pages
Christian Fiction/Gilded Age/New York/Society and Social Customs/D├ębutante

This book was provided to me for free from Bethany House because I am a member of their An Open Book (I am in charge of my churches Book Club group).



Miss Clara Car…

Thankful Thursday!

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Today I am thankful for:
1. October's clear skies and cooler temperatures!
2. Our vacation to Colorado is next week!
3. Good books to read!
4. A cozy spot to read and hot tea to drink.
5. My feet and back are well---no more plantar fascitis and Achilles heel pain!

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Book Review: Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry

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Author's site:
http://www.chrisfabry.com/
and
http://chrisfabry.blogspot.com/

Link for the book @ publisher:
http://www.tyndale.com/Almost-Heaven/9781414319575
Paperback $13.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Almost-Heaven-Chris-Fabry/dp/1414319576/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1287069946&sr=8-2
Paperback $10.07
Kindle $9.57

My paperback copy was bought @ LifeWay Christian Bookstore for $13.99--on sale now for $11.19
http://www.lifewaystores.com/lwstore/product.asp?isbn=1414319576&mscssid=3T9E7EARTXWV8KWX26QUD5EBPEQM7MC1

This book was purchased by me for reading/reviewing.

Published by Tyndale House, 2010, 400 pages
Christian Fiction/Southern Story/Music/Suspense



This is the 3rd book I've read from Chris Fabry. His previous novels are Dogwood and June Bug both published by Tyndale House.
To read my reviews of these books:
http://awell-wateredgarden.blogspot.com/2009/10/review-dogwood.html
and
http://awell-wateredgarden.blogspot.com/2009/10/review-june-bug.html

Book Review: The One Year Book Of Encouragement, 365 Days of Inspiration and Wisdom For Your Spiritual Journey by Harold Myra

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Published in 2010 by Tyndale, 384 pages
Christian Devotional

Link for the book @ publisher:
http://www.tyndale.com/The-One-Year-Book-of-Encouragement/9781414334288Paperback $14.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/One-Year-Book-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/1414334281/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1286896292&sr=8-1
Paperback $11.69
Kindle $9.99

This book was provided for free to me by Tyndale for reading/reviewing.


Are  you looking for a new devotional to read for 2011? Maybe a Christmas present for someone?

The One Year Book of Encouragement is a daily devotional that uses the NLT--New Living Translation, which is known for its easy ability to read and understand. Many quotes and writings from well known authors have been adapted for devotional reading. Some examples of writers are: Philip Yancey, Billy Graham, George MacDonald, Oswald Chambers, Calvin Miller, Lewis Smedes, and C. S. Lewis. Each page is a daily reading and most pages cover 2/3 to 3/4 in len…

Book Review: Never Let You Go by Erin Healy

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Published by Thomas Nelson in 2010, 352 pages
Christian Fiction/Suspense/Mystery

This book was purchased by me for reading/reviewing.

Author's site:
www.erinhealy.com

Link for the book @ Amazon:
Paperback $10.19
Kindle $9.68
http://www.amazon.com/Never-Let-You-Erin-Healy/dp/1595547509/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1286892409&sr=8-1

Link for the book @ publisher:
Paperback $14.99
http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=1595547509&title=Never_Let_You_Go&author=Erin_Healy


Buy Read

I stayed up until about 1 am in order to finish this suspenseful novel! Reading most of the book in 1 evening!

Lexi Solomon is a single mom to 9 year old Molly. Lexi struggles to make ends meet, working 2 jobs. Lexi's roommate is Gina and she helps out by watching Molly in the evenings while Lexi works. Grant her estranged husband and the father of Molly disappeared over 7 years ago. Grant is back in town after all these years and he wants to have a relationship with Molly. Sho…

New Stuff I've Found

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There is a new Christian On-line magazine:
http://www.familyfiction.com/magazines/2010/sep-oct/pageflip.html

A new book published by David C Cook and written by Joni Earekson Tada, 
A Place of Healing, Wrestling with The Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty.

A new book by Jennifer Valent and published by Tyndale House, Catching Moondrops.
For more information and to read an excerpt from the book:
http://www.jennifervalent.com/books.html
A new book by Lisa Bevere and published by WaterBrook Multnomah,  Lioness Arising.
For a wealth of more information:
http://www.messengerinternational.org/Display.asp?Page=Lioness


Are you familiar with R. C. Sproul? He has a newly designed website:
http://www.ligonier.org/

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Anniversary

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It will be 5 years on October 31!

Book Review: Stronger, Trading Brokenness for Unbreakable Strength by Jim Daly with James Lund

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Jim Daly is the President of Focus on the Family

Jim Daly's Blog

Link for the book @ Publisher:
http://www.davidccook.com/catalog/Detail.cfm?sn=106564&source=search
Paperback $14.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Stronger-Trading-Brokenness-Unbreakable-Strength/dp/143476446X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1286479880&sr=1-1
Paperback $10.19
Kindle $ 9.68

Published by David C. Cook 2010, 237 pages
Non-fiction/Encouragement/Growth

This book was provided to me for free by David C. Cook for reading/reviewing.

Stronger, Trading Brokenness for Unbreakable Strength tackles the difficult topic of why do we have trials and hard ships, and what is our reaction to them. In Stronger Jim Daly does not try and give a cut and dry answer to why do bad things happen, because there isn't a cut and dry answer. That is not a cop out, it is the reality of life on earth. Even in my own life I have learned that. What we do know, what we are assured of, is that God is with…

Roundabout

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I follow 100 Blog's. At least one time per month I visit all of them, taking a peek back at the past couple of weeks. I then post on Roundabout those that I found that maybe of interest to my reader's. 

The Only Kind of Faith That Matters:
http://pjcockrell.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/the-only-kind-of-faith-that-matters/

October Exemplify Magazine:
http://exemplifyonline.com/issues/october-2010-issue/

Christian Fiction On-line Magazine:
http://www.christianfictiononlinemagazine.com/home.html

Author Kathi Macias has a new book Red Ink--Extreme Devotion Series #3
http://www.kathimacias.com/pb/wp_33edfb43/wp_33edfb43.html

We Are All Pinocchio:
http://thoughtsthatmove.blogspot.com/2010/10/we-are-all-pinocchio.html

A New Christian Fiction Blog--LifeWay Christian Book store:
http://blogs.lifeway.com/christianfiction/

Why Blogging As A Ministry Week?
http://darkglassponderings.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-blogging-as-ministry-week.html

Breaking The Chains:
http://thoughtsofasojourner.blogspot.com/…

Current Reading

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Yesterday I bought the book Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry, Tyndale Fiction and started reading it last night.
Whow! What a jewel of a book! I'm hoping to have the review posted next week.



Youtube video for book:

I'm also reading Stronger, Trading Brokenness for Unbreakable Strength by Jim Daly, David C. Cook.
This non-fiction book is getting a lot of commercial press; but I agree it is a must read book. I hope to review this book next week as well!
Blissful Blogging!
Annette

DVD Review: Little Town of Bethlehem

DVD--produced by EthnoGraphic Media, in 2010, they are an educational non-profit organization exploring the critical issues of our time.



DVD provided to me for free from the B&B Media Group for the purpose of watching/reviewing.
For more information:

http://www.littletownofbethlehem.org/

They are on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/EGMfilms?ref=ts

What does the average American know about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? What information we know is gleaned from the media. I did not know that there were peace organizations in the Middle East. We don't hear about them do we? I am so glad that I watched this documentary film, not just for my own knowledge, but because I now have hope.
Three men of similar age are documented. Each of these men are from different religions, different lifestyles; yet each are working towards the same goal, peace. They are Sami Awad a Palestinian Christian, Yonatan Shapira an Israeli Jew, and Ahmad Al' Azzah a Palestinian Muslim.
Little Town o…